The community is invited to meet at the San Clemente Pier this 9 a.m. to participate in Coastal Cleanup Day. This is a fun event where people join together to take care of our fragile marine environment and show community support for our shared natural resources. This event will end at noon.
Last year, 65,544 Coastal Cleanup volunteers collected over 769,000 pounds of trash and recyclable materials from 54 of California’s 58 counties. Almost 20 percent of the debris was recycled.
Cleanups will take place at nearly 60 beaches, bays, rivers, creeks, parks, roadsides and highways in Orange County, both coastal and inland.
Volunteers are needed between 9 a.m. and noon in most locations. To sign up for a location and get other information, go to www.ocparks.com/about/volunteer/cleanup.
Volunteers are advised to:
- Bring your own grocery/retail plastic bags (for reuse)
- Bring your own bucket
- Bring your own reusable water bottle
- Make this a zero waste event
“We are all connected by water, and litter and other debris from almost anywhere in our state can pollute our coast and ocean and harm marine wildlife. Please join us on Coastal Cleanup Day to help us make trash extinct.”